hwtm icons row

“The Little Engine That Could” Birthday Party

Quick Jump To » Vendor Credits | Comments

The Little Engine That Could Dessert Table

“I think I can”…actually, I KNOW I can… share some adorable birthday inspiration with you today created by Stefanie of The Petite Soiree! Climb aboard for all of the sweet details of  “The Little Engine that Could” birthday party she created for her son…

Inspired by her son’s love of all things related to trains as well as her desire to derail the “I can’t” comments he’d begun to adapt, Stefanie knew “The Little Engine that Could” theme was the perfect choice. She was able to use the party as an educational opportunity for keeping him on track for positive thinking and reinforcing his self-esteem, all while surrounding him with his favorite thing: Trains! That’s one brilliant mom, don’t you think? ;)

the little engine that could party decoration and cupcake toppers

Keep chugging along, full steam ahead for all of the adorable images and celebration details that are just “choo” cute.  Some of my favorite details include the railroad gum favors, cups of  chocolate coal, and custom train artwork hung behind the dessert table.

Dessert Table

Dessert Table Decor and Food

the little engine that could invitation

"The Little Engine that Could" Custom Sugar Cookies

little engine that could party decoration

little engine that could dessert table with cakepops

little engine that could birthday boy holding a train

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Stefanie…

“My son’s biggest passion right now is trains. Trains of all types, sizes, and of course, all of the sounds that come along with them! I was inspired to do a Little Engine That Could theme because I really wanted the party to be personal – while incorporating his love of trains.

Lately I’ve been noticing him say  “I can’t”, A LOT so I hoped this could also be an educational opportunity to get him saying “I can” and understanding he could do many things – as long as he sets his mind to it.

Leading up to the party we read the book regularly + afterwards –  I transitioned most of the party decor into his room to continue to remind him that he could.”

Vendor Credit


  1. Stefanie March 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    thank you so much. im so happy you liked it. thank you to all of the amazing vendors who helped this little engine party make it!

  2. Sandra March 16, 2012 at 4:55 am

    You surely covered all the bases. So much detail here and so many cute things to look at.

  3. Vanessa March 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    How adorable!!! You did a wonderful job. My son’s 3yr old birthday is coming up and he is also loving trains!!

Comments are closed.

Browse Party Ideas:

Vendor Credit